Located in the heart of Kingsway Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, BUD + BLOOM is a visual arts studio fuelled by a passion for unique and meaningful design.
And also, coffee.
What began in 2019 as Canada's first ever cannafloral boutique has blossomed into an artisan space specializing in installations, weddings & events, photoshoot styling, set design, and interiors.
Owned and operated by visual artist, Nora Salem, BUD + BLOOM works with carefully selected creative teams on a contract basis dependent on each project's individual needs. Interested in being put on our call list? Hit that contact link below.
All cannabis designs include foliage free of charge, however, any and all consumable cannabis products must be provided by clients and signed off on prior to being incorporated into designs.
TLDR; no, we're not a dispensary.
We just make dope art and do dope art things.
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must be of legal age for cannabis incorporation
owner & creative director
Born in Egypt and raised in small-town Alberta, I've always tried to relentlessly follow my labyrinth of a heart. After exploring the many varied paths of Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Psychology, and Floristry, I became well aware that I wasn't only a social butterfly, but a creative one, too. And since there isn't really a place in our current society where we're allowed to just be and do the things that feel right to us on an ongoing basis, I decided to start my own business so that I could get away from being boxed in by labels. Finally, I can let my creative freak flag fly.
Without Mary Jane, I literally and figuratively wouldn't be here to write this. She has been there on my darkest days, as well as my brightest. She's guided me through my ruts, and to my epiphanies - always connecting me with the truest and most beautiful parts of myself. And for that reason, I consider her one of my greatest plant allies on a daily basis.
So, even when the cannabis plant isn't visible in my work, her spirit is undoubtedly there.
In my spare time, when I'm not awkwardly writing 'about me' blurbs, I enjoy cuddling up to my feline beasts, Dexter & Buddy, taking off on impromptu adventures, redecorating my home, and sleeping.
While life can feel like a hectic whirlwind, photography slows things down by bringing your most cherished moments in time to a standstill. I currently live and play in Edmonton, AB, Canada. I am a vegan with three loveable cats (Mouse, Amelia, and Kitty), and I believe in treasuring all living things on this delicate planet.
I aspire to convey the depth and beauty of every individual I photograph. Not everyone can see themselves in the way others do, and I believe photography can bring to light those wonderful parts that we tend to overlook or diminish.
My goal is to show you just how beautiful you are...both in your human shell and your essence.
I can't wait to start capturing your story!